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INTERVIEW WITH Dr. Steve Qiu, Founder & CEO, RoboSense, SHORTLISTED FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO AUTOMOTIVE TECH

Thanks to Steve for taking the time to speak with us.

ABOUT DR. STEVE QIU

Dr. Steve Qiu is the Founder & CEO of RoboSense. With more than a decade of experience in developing LiDAR systems, he has been focusing on the LiDAR technology research, combining with artificial intelligent perception algorithms to provide smart solutions that enable robots (including vehicles) to have perception capability more superior to humans. He is also one of "The Innovators Under 35" listed by MIT Technology Review (2017).

I am proud that RoboSense's mission is to enable unmanned vehicles to have the perception capability more superior to humans to ensure human travel safety by continuously innovating cutting-edge LiDAR technologies, and which has never changed.
 
In just six years, RoboSense has made remarkable breakthrough by developing and presenting the world's first Smart LiDAR Sensor. Currently, RoboSense has developed into a global team of 500+ employees, more than 60% of them own Master and Ph. D degree. Market-oriented, RoboSense provides customers with various Smart LiDAR perception system solutions, including the MEMS, mechanical LiDAR HWs, fusion HW unit, and the AI-based fusion systems and P-series for RoboTaxi. To date, RoboSense LiDAR systems have been widely applied to future mobility, including autonomous driving passenger cars, RoboTaxi, RoboTruck, automated logistics vehicles, autonomous buses and intelligent road by domestic and international autonomous driving technology companies, OEMs, and Tier1 suppliers.

ABOUT ROBOSENSE

Founded in 2014, RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.) is the leading provider of Smart LiDAR Sensor Systems incorporating LiDAR sensors, AI algorithms and IC chipsets, that transform conventional 3D LiDAR sensors to full data analysis and comprehension systems. The company's mission is to possess outstanding hardware and artificial intelligence capabilities to provide smart solutions that enable robots (including vehicles) to have perception capability more superior to humans.

Attracted an all-star team from leading corporations and institutions around the world,there are 500+ employees in 6 global locations-Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Stuttgart, and Silicon Valley to support RoboSense's fast-growing in innovation and development. Until 2019, RoboSense owns more than 500 patents globally.

Garnered the AutoSens Awards, Audi Innovation Lab Champion and twice the CES Innovation Award, RoboSense has laid a solid foundation for market success. To date, RoboSense LiDAR systems have been widely applied to future mobility, including autonomous driving passenger cars, RoboTaxi, RoboTruck, automated logistics vehicles, autonomous buses and intelligent road by domestic and international autonomous driving technology companies, OEMs, and Tier1 suppliers.